Articles in Retirement

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Retire a Millionaire

The road to $1 million starts early, but there's hope, and help, for late bloomers. Choose your age category below to see how much you need to save each month to accumulate $1 million by age 65.... Read >>

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Should You Prepay Your Funeral?

Plan your own funeral? Hah. Most of us not only avoid talking about it, we manage to avoid thinking about it. Even writers of personal finance get a little queasy at the thought. But for those of... Read >>

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Six Steps to a Good Will

Writing a will is a sobering act that's easy to put off, which is probably why so many of us never get around to it. But consider for a moment what might happen if you don't leave clear... Read >>

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Start Stashing Cash in a 401(k) Now

The best 401(k) strategy is simply to contribute as much as you can as early as you can. First, because you don't know what the future may hold unemployment, disability or even the decision by one... Read >>

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A Rundown of Social Security Benefits

Social Security, which gets much of the credit for driving down the poverty rate among America's senior citizens, has become a political hot potato in recent years. Depending on who's talking, the... Read >>

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An IRA Owner's Manual

Even if you're saving with a 401(k) or other employer based account, an individual retirement account should be an integral part of your retirement plan. The reason Your earnings accumulate inside... Read >>

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Do You Qualify?

To have any kind of IRA, you must have income from a job, self employment or alimony. Investment income doesn't count, nor does income from pensions or annuities. You can put up to $5,500 a year... Read >>

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Employee Retirement Benefits Explained

Working for a company with a retirement plan does not necessarily mean that you are a member of the plan, or that you will actually get retirement benefits, or that the benefits will be as much as... Read >>

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Forces That Affect Your Estate Plan

Everything you own is considered part of your estate when you die. To grasp the importance of planning for the distribution of your worldly goods, consider all the things that influence what... Read >>

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Four Facts of Living Trusts

Living trusts can be valuable estate planning tools, but they are sometimes oversold to people who don't really need them or who buy them for the wrong reasons. Consider the following claims often... Read >>

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